5 packing tips onboard your journey
You may want to pack books, a deck of cards or other games to kill the time between the ports, after you have taken in the nature and the fjords.
When choosing clothes for travel, remember to dress in several layers. The temperature varies according to the seasons and time of day, and it is always colder at sea. It's a good idea to wear thin woolen clothes under a windproof layer. This can help keep you dry and warm. Do not forget to bring a hat, gloves, and a scarf. Good shoes are also important.
There is a virtually endless array of beautiful landscapes along the sea route, so you should definitely bring your camera and binoculars.
Do not forget your sleep mask
You may want to bring medicine for seasickness. The journey usually takes place in calm seas, but nature is capricious and there can be some big waves when crossing open sea. Tip: When you board the ship, you will find information about when the ship enters the sections of open sea. You can then plan to take medicine for seasickness a few hours in advance for maximum effect.
In the summer, you may want to bring a sleep mask. Sleeping under the midnight sun is an unfamiliar experience to many.
There are opportunities to wash laundry during the cruise. If you are planning a longer trip, this means that you can travel with less luggage. The price covers one wash and includes detergent and a tumble dryer.
If you buy postcards on the ship, don't forget to buy Hurtigruten stamps. When you cross the Northern Arctic Circle, you can have the postcard stamped as a souvenir or gift to show that you have been there.
The ship's crew provide daily announcements over the loudspeaker system. These are usually given in Norwegian, English, and German. Here, you will receive information about the next port of call and information meetings.